Sayid catches up to Jack and tells him that his five years in the Republican Guard should help them get Sawyer to talk. "I thought you were a communications officer," says Jack. "Part of my training entailed getting the enemy to communicate," Sayid replies, which is a little glib for a guy who later professes to be haunted by his time as a torturer. "Just give me ten minutes with him," he adds. After some time spent looking agonized about the decision, Jack agrees.
Commercials! Man, if Australia is anything like England, it is frigging impossible to get cheap peanut butter there. Whenever we travel to London, we always visit my former co-worker Ethan, who was born in America but moved to Balham with his lovely wife Sarah/Sally a few years back. Because peanut butter is like £8 for a tiny little jar there, I usually go to Costco before we leave and get him one of the 128-oz tubs of Skippy. Last week, however, I was unable to fit the Skippy in my carry-on because it was already stuffed with his request for this trip -- a Donald Rumsfeld mask he wanted to wear to a Halloween party. When I emailed him this week asking how the party went, he wrote back and said that other guests at the party refused to talk or dance with him when he had the mask on.
Hurley and Charlie tromp through the jungle, Hurley explaining that that the food from the plane's been gone for a week. "No peanut butter, no peanuts, no nothing." "There's gotta be something," says Charlie. "Look at you!" Hurley stops in his tracks, and there's a quick shot of him looking not hurt but kind of scary. How awesome would it be if the instant Charlie said that, Hurley turned around and, with one blow, killed him? "Fat guy hoarding the food, is that what you think?" Hurley asks. You know, Charlie, there is someone who has actually been hoarding things. Did you ask Sawyer for peanut butter? He'd probably give it to you for $10,000 or a quick sniff of your undies. "I have no food!" Hurley yells. "And for the record, I'm down a notch on my belt." "Oh," Charlie says, but before he can say, "Good for you!" Hurley adds, "I'm a big guy. It's gonna be a while before you're gonna want to give me a piggyback ride, okay?" Charlie apologizes; Hurley says he's used to it. Charlie apologizes again, insults Hurley again, and then apologizes once more.
Camp Crystal Spring. Mercutio's cleaning fish guts off himself when Sun approaches and says, in English, that she thinks she can help Shannon.